How to Display Text in Hindi

Many time we seen garbage character on website particularly on Hindi websites instead of Hindi content, Hindi text not displayed instead we see blocks, question marks sign, or some garbage character we can't read them. This is very common issue with Hindi content on websites.

To be able to see Hindi character there is some requirements like- your system must have Hindi Fonts (Unicode Hindi fonts), and Hindi language pack also (In windows 7, 8 ,10 already installed with Operating system), But in older windows OS like Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows 95, you have to install Hindi language pack manually.

Problem 1. Hindi Content Not displayed in MS Word etc application

Solution: Install Hindi Unicode Font like Mangal, Arial Unicode MS, Aparajita etc. If you are using Windows XP or older windows OS, then you have to install Hindi Language pack also. After that you will see Hindi content and text in any application. Just copy and paste Hindi fonts in Control panel -> Font Folder or visit Font Installation Instruction Here.

Problem 2. Hindi Unicode Content Not Saved in Notepad etc application

Solution: When you try to save Unicode text in notepad and many other application, and when again you open that file you see Question Marks(?????) or some other garbage character instead of your original content. Now learn how to save Unicode text. Create a notepad file and type some Unicode content and instead of save, click on "save as" option in notepad and select Unicode in encoding option. See the below image.

save Hindi text in notepad

Problem 3. Hindi content not displayed properly in Google Chrome

Solution: Sometimes you will see Questions marks, blocks or garbage character instead of Hindi characters on Google chrome. The reason is Character encoding. You have to set character Encoding UTF-8 to see Hindi characters properly on web browsers.

See the below instructions to set Google Chrome Encoding

1. Click on Setting option at right top corner -> More Tools -> Encoding -> Select UTF-8 , see the below image-

Setting Chracter Encoding in Google chrome


Problem 4: Hindi content not displayed on Mozilla Firefox Browser

Solution: Make sure you have Hindi Unicode font like Mangal. Aprajita, Akhashar etc. on your computer system. Click on right corner in Mozilla Firefox browser, you will a tool list will open select customize as given in below image.

Setting Chracter Encoding in Mozilla Firefox


1. Click on Customize Option, it will open a new tab, you will Text Encoding Option. Right click on Text Encoding Option

Setting Chracter Encoding in Mozilla Firefox for Hindi

2. You can add it in Toolbar or Menu (A symbol of text encoding will appear in menu bar). After that click on Text Encoding and Choose Unicode Encoding. Now you see garbage text in Hindi as seen on below image.

Setting Chracter Encoding in Mozilla Firefox2